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Mexico City, or Ciudad de México, CDMX for short, is one of the largest cities in the world with over 22 million people and a lot of traffic. Over the past couple of decades the city has been going through major transitions and gentrification and today the city looks and feels modern and safe. This is especially true of the areas where I spent the majority of my time, Roma and Condesa, where most of the cities startups are located.

Following a big-city month in hectic Kuala Lumpur (revisit my first Remote Year installment here), my fellow remotes and I enjoyed a relaxing month living the island life in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Koh Phangan is recognized world-wide as a party island and best known for the infamous “Full Moon Party” which draws crowds by the thousands each month. However, it equally offers a calming and spiritual energy which draws in those seeking healthy living, spirituality, healing and self reflection. Many locals and expats attribute this to the claim that the island sits on an ancient bed of crystal (rose quartz).

I am very fortunate and excited to be on a remote working journey where I live in 12 different cities across Southeast Asia, Europe, Central America and South America over the next year. There are 75 of us “remotes” traveling together from all different parts of the world, with all kinds of employment, on a program called Remote Year. The first stop was Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which was the perfect place to begin my journey. It is a big city with many cool cafes, co-working spaces, and provided an excellent introduction to different Asian cultures and cuisines.